Firefox OS tablet official, Foxconn reveals
The long-rumoured Firefox OS-powered tablet has now been made official. Revealed at a Foxconn press event during Computex 2013 in Taipei, the tablet emerged on a desk next to a Foxconn employee.
While there are absolutely no details whatsoever on the tablet's internal specifications, its presence is definitely confirmation of Firefox's tablet plans. Annoying that we can't know more, but we have reached out to Mozilla and will be posting more the moment we get it.
Foxconn has just announced a partnership with Mozilla in order to help push and produce its Firefox OS-powered smartphones and tablets. This just-revealed tablet could be one of the first devices Foxconn produces.
From the pictures, the tablet looks to have an 8 or 10-inch screen, but doesn't appear quite as high resolution as some of the flagship competition. This is just speculation, however, and could turn out to be quite the opposite.
"Currently, Foxconn is executing on a vision of 'eight screens, one network, and one cloud' with all our strength," said Young Liu, general manager, Foxconn Innovation Digital System Business Group. "Besides the native advantages of hardware manufacturing, Foxconn is also developing a brand new integrated approach to providing hardware, software, content and services."
Is this tablet one of the eight screens? Fingers crossed.